The Dress of Women: A Critical Introduction to the Symbolism and Sociology of Clothing

  • Title: The Dress of Women: A Critical Introduction to the Symbolism and Sociology of Clothing
  • Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • ISBN: 9780313312700
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Dress of Women A Critical Introduction to the Symbolism and Sociology of Clothing Originally serialized in in The Forerunner and never before published in book form The Dress of Women presents Gilman s feminist sociological analysis of clothing in modern society Gilman explo
    Originally serialized in 1915 in The Forerunner, and never before published in book form, The Dress of Women presents Gilman s feminist sociological analysis of clothing in modern society Gilman explores the social and functional basis for clothing, excavates the symbolic role of women s clothing in patriarchal societies, and, among other things, explicates the aestheticOriginally serialized in 1915 in The Forerunner, and never before published in book form, The Dress of Women presents Gilman s feminist sociological analysis of clothing in modern society Gilman explores the social and functional basis for clothing, excavates the symbolic role of women s clothing in patriarchal societies, and, among other things, explicates the aesthetic and economic principles of socially responsible clothing design The introduction, by Hill and Deegan, situates The Dress of Women within Gilman s intellectual work as a sociologist, and relates her sociological ideas to the themes she developed in some of her other works.Although written in 1915, Gilman s treatment of clothing and dress remains relevant This pioneering effort adds substantially to Gilman s reputation as a sociological theorist and feminist In addition, it represents one of the earliest full length specifically sociological analyses of clothing and the fashion industry Ultimately, the author concludes that harmful and degrading aspects of women s dress are amenable to reform if men and women will work together rationally to change the controlling institutional patterns of the society in which they live This groundbreaking work will appeal to those interested in Gilman, feminist theory, sociological theory, social psychology, women s literature, and women s studies.

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    About Charlotte Perkins Gilman


    1. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle Her best remembered work today is her semi autobiographical short story, The Yellow Wallpaper , which she wrote after a severe bout of post partum depression.She was the daughter of Frederic B Perkins.


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